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Old 07-21-2010, 08:39 AM   #1
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I'm needing to get new tires for my TT and I can get Carlisle for a good price. Is this a good brand of tire? If not, which would you recommend?



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Old 07-21-2010, 08:49 AM   #2
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What you will find is everyone has an opinion on tires and there are a ton of posts related to what is the best.

I have Carlisle and have run them for the last year with no issues. I run the E rated tires at 80 PSI and pull my boat behind also running the same tire but load range D

The single biggest issue with tires is not runing them at the right pressures andthat causes failure.

As of March 2010 all tt tires are now made overseas. This according to my tire guy?

I say get the deal and watch the pressures no matter what tire.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have Carlisle's also, and havent had any problems with them. I have load range D's on my trailer and they wear fine so far.



IMO when you see someone complaining online about ST tires blowing out on them. 9 out of 10 times they were either under inflated or two posts later they tell you that they drive 70-75mph on the tires. Well it is going to blow out because the tire is only speed rated at 65mph. You cant go over the speed rating of a tire for long before it has issues and will seperate. But you cant tell that to the people sometimes, they still dont get it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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Fyi - Goodyear ST Marathons can be ran between 66 and 75mph, just increase the cold inflation by 10psi.

http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires...plications.pdf


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Old 07-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #5
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Actually that is only half true. Here is a cut and paste from the article.



Based on industry standards, if tires with the ST designation are used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph,it is necessary to increase the cold inflation pressures by 10 psi above the recommended pressure for the load. I underlined this because it says for the load not over inflate past the tires max cold pressure. Read below.

o Do not exceed the maximum pressure for the wheel.

o If the maximum pressure for the wheel prohibits the increase of air pressure, then the

maximum speed must be restricted to 65 mph.


o The cold inflation pressure must not exceed 10 psi beyond the inflation specified for the



maximum load of the tire.









You cant over inflate the tire to get more speed out of it. You can only inflate it to the sidewall max pressure and the article clearly states that. Most of us will inflate the tire to the max sidewall pressure to run the tire. The side wall pressure max speed rating on an ST tire is 65 mph, that is also stated in that article too.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #6
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OK, so I'm on the road, back at the campsite I checked the pressure, need 5 # or so----I get out on the road to find air, but the tires are hot, do I add the 5 or what ?

Oh............ I just put Maxiis on after much deliberation----but my mechanic swears by Carlisles......









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Old 07-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #7
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I would add the 5# to the tire if I checked them cold and they needed it. Once I was on the road I would just add 5# to it.
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I just put a set of "E" Carlisle tires on mine before the 1500 trip to minnesota and back and they performed great. Like others have said, keeping the tires at max psi is a must. Getting ready to drag em to the factory rally tomorrow night....

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Old 07-24-2010, 11:16 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the response. I called the guy back and he told me of another tire he had called "Tow Masters." He said he has had less complaints with them than any other tire. Has anyone heard anything about this brand? They're cheaper than Carlisle, but made in Chine. I'm not too concerned with getting the cheapest, I just want quality.

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Old 07-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #10
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I thought they were both made in china. Maxxis seams the way to go right now.
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